Renaissance Linguistics: French Tradition

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Grammatical work for French speakers during the 16th century included guides to grammar, pronunciation, orthography and the lexicon, as well as descriptive and subjective discussions of the history of the French language. Lively debates arose concerning orthographic reform, the origins of the French language and the limits on expansion of the lexicon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Language & Linguistics
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080448541
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


  • Bilingual lexicography
  • Grammar
  • Historical linguistics
  • Language reform
  • Language teaching
  • Lexicography
  • Orthography
  • Renaissance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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